Thursday 23 November 2017

Louis van Gaal: Gary Neville and Paul Scholes' criticism makes me sick

United boss lashes former players turned pundits over complaints about his methods

Louis van Gaal, pictured, reportedly admitted the fee paid for Anthony Martial was 'ridiculous'
Louis van Gaal, pictured, reportedly admitted the fee paid for Anthony Martial was 'ridiculous'
Louis van Gaal has hit out at his critcs

Louis Van Gaal has lashed Old Trafford legends turned pundits Gary Neville and Paul Scholes and claimed that their criticism: "makes me sick."

With reports surfacing about dressing room unrest at Old Trafford caused by Van Gaal's devotion to discipline during the club's pre-season tour in America and subsequently because of his no frills, pragmatic style, the Dutchman is clearly feeling the heat.

Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick have been named as two senior men who have made their views plain but Van Gaal, speaking at a gathering Lancashire Cricket Club dismissed all criticism of his methods.

"It makes me sick because they should know that it takes time," he said, rejecting complaints from Neville and Scholes about the way he sets up his team

The Dutchman also believes that he was forced to pay a "ridiculous" fee for Anthony Martial and that it will be Manchester United's next manager, pointing to Ryan Giggs, who gets the benefit of the investment.

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Van Gaal has spent close to £300m on talent since he arrived at Old Trafford and is convinced that he has been overcharged, most recently by French prospect Martial.

"I have not bought Martial for me - I have bought him for the next manager of Manchester United," he said before pouring scorn on the fee paid.

"It was a ridiculous amount of money, but it's the crazy world we are in," he added.

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